American conductor John Fiore to perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s choral symphony The Bells and Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus rex with the National Theatre Orchestra
On 20 and 22 January, the National Theatre stage will reverberate with the music of two prominent figures of Russian musical emigration of the 20th century.
Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier will take the State Opera’s stage on 24 November
The State Opera presents the Rosenkavalier as a remake of the originally very successful production at the Berliner Komische Oper directed by Andreas Homoki, the current intendant of the Opernhaus in Zürich, with sets by Frank Philipp Schlößmann and costumes by Gideon Davey. The opera is conducted by Gabriel Feltz, the Music Director of Dortmund Opera and well-known for performing at prominent German and Swiss opera stages.
The National Theatre Opera is to honour three leading figures of its history. Štěpánka Pučálková, Marek Kozák and David Prachař take the stage under the baton of Robert Jindra
The concert of the National Theatre Opera entitled “Hommage à Smetana, Kovařovic, Ostrčil” will be held on October 23 under the baton of the new Music Director Robert Jindra. It is meant to pay tribute to the exceptional personalities of Czech music who formed, quite fundamentally, the shape of the opera house of the National Theatre either as artistic directors or musical composers.
The Nation Unto Itself in the Ditigal Era
The very first National Theatre NFT. The current digital era has brought with it a new conception of art, and thus requires novel approaches to its presentation. While honouring the national heritage, the National Theatre, a true gem of the Czech arts scene, has often also been a trailblazer of new trends. In line with the policy of modern-day digital philanthropy, the prime Czech cultural institution has decided to come up with its very first NFT (non-fungible token). Using a blockchain ledger, the National Theatre is entering the digital world.
The National Theatre presents a fairy-tale opera Schwanda the Bagpiper
After incredible 89 years, the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera is to stage Jaromír Weinberger´s fairy-tale opera Schwanda the Bagpiper with the subheading The Devil Lost, He Regrets. The work was on the programme of New York´s Metropolitan Opera or London’s Covent Garden in the 1930s and is currently staged at the National Theatre by director Vladimír Morávek and conductor Zbyněk Müller who have conceived the production as a family show. The project falls within the Musica non grata cycle that is carried out with the financial support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Czech Republic.
One big party at the State Opera! Musica non grata introduces Ball im Savoy
A light-hearted muse will take the reins at the State Opera. After eighty-nine years, Ball im Savoy, an operetta revue by the Hungarian composer Paul Abraham, premieres on 16th and 18th September directed by Martin Čičvák and conducted by Jan Kučera. Paul Abraham was the uncrowned “king of jazz opera”, whose stellar career was ended by the rise of Nazism in 1933. The production is a part of Musica non grata, an international music and cultural project of the Czech Republic and Germany, initiated and organized by the National Theatre in Prague and financially supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.